Cloth cat is a grassroots music based organisation which supports people through a range of events, projects and music courses. We help people to gain control over their lives and find avenues into employment, education and positive activity by building confidence and making new friends as well as providing the opportunity to learn a variety of skills and developing musical talent.
We run a variety of music based courses for adults in partnership with the Workers Educational Association, such as singing, songwriting, guitar, ukulele, percussion, music production, live sound engineering and DJing. We’re currently running ‘Get Your Act Together, a Lottery funded project for 11-18s running both music courses and also music mentoring. Our Man About Town project targets men who are at risk of suicide and provides music and virtual reality based activities as well as getting them involved in creative outings to arts and music events. We also have a PA available for hire which includes an engineer, and is available for community, bands and corporate hire.
“I have never heard of any other project that offers end to end support in the music scene with such a broad catchment of skills and individuals, it is a modal of true open ended education should really be recognised as a landmark project in British community education and be fully funded to the hilt, a great example of what can be done through the love of music and people.”
We are part of Arts Together because the whole is more than the sum of its parts and it’s better to work together and share all our experiences and skills.
Cloth Cat Studios Ltd
The Old Chapel
1 Crossland Court
Leeds LS11 9PR
Tel. 0113 2442773
Email: [email protected]
People you may meet
I am the Project Co-ordinator for Cloth Cat and got in to this sector by accident after managing a couple of West Yorkshire bands. My love of music has made this job a pleasure and love Leeds and the people that we work with. Travelling the World when I was younger gave me an amazing insight in to culture and how everyone is able to interact with it to make society a better place. I even did a bungee jump in New Zealand!
I am the Volunteer Co-ordinator at Cloth Cat and have been working in the third sector for 12 years. I love this job and get to meet a variety of people from all walks of life, but most importantly, I get to see people grow, build their confidence and achieve their personal goals. I love cheesy 90s music and went to see The Big Reunion in Manchester 3 times. The third time I took my 10 year old daughter as no more friends would come with me!
I am the new part time Business Development Coordinator and work on bringing in the resources to keep the work going. I enjoy creating projects that have innovative ways of solving problems and meeting needs. I have never been able to draw anything, but since starting my new job, I have learned how to draw a cat!